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Did You know H.R. 218 includes Military Police?

1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

In 2004 then President George W. Bush signed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).The act was introduced to Congress as H.R. 218 and if a policeman knows about this act he/she most likely will refer to it as H.R.218.What H.R. 218 did was give police including military police officers the ability to carry a concealed firearm in any State or US possession, such as Puerto Rico.This type of law enforcement concealed carry permit has nothing to do with the civilian concealed carry permits that States can issue to their residents......................The H.R. 218 is a special concealed carry permit for actively working cops and retired cops. There is a process to apply depending on each State's protocol. You have to qualify each year on the handgun you plan to carry and when you have your H.R. 218 permit you can travel the 50 States and all US Territories with your legal handgun.
This includes: Washington D.C., New York City and the dreaded anti-gun city of Chicago.
The problem was when H.R. 218 first went into effect it failed to include Federal retired law enforcement such as FBI or ATF agents. So the bill was amended and they included military police both active duty and retired, but the wording was allegedly confusing to civilian law enforcement, so retired military police of any and all branches of the DoD and Coast Guard were denied the ability to have the H.R. 218 permit................H.R.218 has been amended again this year and now there is specific wording that addresses military police both active duty and retired.If you are retired military police, security forces, or master-at-arms you can qualify and carry a concealed handgun. Each State has (I believe-don't quote me, (New Jersey may not)) set up an application procedure for former Federal law enforcement (this includes old military cops) members to acquire an H.R. 218 based concealed carry permit that has to be honored in every state.Click here to see the complete article
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